Volume 22, Number 01 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 15 - 21, 2009
Police arrested David Sahimi, 17, at 5:50 p.m. Wed., May 6 in his home at 13 Clinton St. and charged him with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief in connection with a shooting earlier on E. Houston and Clinton St. The suspect fired three shots at three young men with whom he had a dispute and then fled to his Clinton St. home between Houston and Stanton Sts., police said. One of the shots hit a car on Houston St. but no one was injured, police said.
Police arrested Odalis Gonzalez, 19, on Sun., May 3 for trying to rob a man inside a deli at 52 Rivington St. around 2:15 a.m. The suspect shoved the door back, trapped the victim behind it and went through his pockets but fled without taking anything, according to the charges filed by the Manhattan district attorney. Police were called and the suspect was arrested nearby.
A thief went into the second floor employees’ locker room of New York Downtown Hospital on Beekman and Gold Sts. sometime before 12:30 p.m. Tues., May 5, clipped the padlocks on two lockers and stole credit cards, police said.
The trial of Darryl Littlejohn, 44, for the Feb. 24, 2006 rape and murder of Imette St. Guillen, 24, a John Jay College student kidnapped from The Falls, 218 Lafayette St., where Littlejohn was a bouncer, began Mon., May 11. The victim’s naked and bound body was found the following day near the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn. Littlejohn is currently serving a 25-year-to-life prison sentence for the kidnapping of a York College co-ed four months before the St. Guillen murder. The defense intends to implicate Dan Dorrian, manager of the now defunct bar, as a possible suspect. St. Dorrian and St. Guillen’s mother and sister testified this week.
— Albert Amateau